December 8, 2023

Novel Lives

Book Publicity, Reviews, Author Interviews, and Discussion Posts by Susan Crosby

Rebels And The Abyss In This Episode of STACKING THE SHELVES!

Tynga’s Reviews Stacking the Shelves


For this episode of the Stacking the Shelves I was granted three E-Arcs that I’m really excited about and wanted to share!

Song of the Abyss by Makiia Lucier (Tower of Winds)


Genre: Fiction/Fantasy (YA)

Release Date: August 27, 2019
Publisher: HMH

Synopsis: While set in the same world as Isle of Blood and StoneSong of the Abyss is a standalone novel. Ancient grievances, long-held grudges, and dangerous magic combine in this sweeping fantasy.
As the granddaughter of a famed navigator, seventeen-year-old Reyna has always lived life on her own terms, despite those who say a girl could never be an explorer for the royal house of St. John del Mar. She is determined to prove them wrong, and as she returns home after a year-long expedition, she knows her dream is within reach. No longer an apprentice, instead: Reyna, Master Explorer.

But when menacing raiders attack her ship, those dreams are pushed aside. Reyna’s escape is both desperate and dangerous, and when next she sees her ship, a mystery rises from the deep. The sailors—her captain, her countrymen—have vanished. To find them, Reyna must use every resource at her disposal . . . including placing her trust in a handsome prince from a rival kingdom.

Together they uncover a disturbing truth. The attack was no isolated incident. Troubling signs point to a shadowy kingdom in the north, and for once, the rulers of the Sea of Magdalen agree: something must be done. But can Reyna be brave enough to find a way?

Rebel Girls: Stand with the Girl Beside You by Elizabeth Keenan

Genre: Contemporary (YA)
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Publisher: Inkyard Press
In 1992 Baton Rouge, a single rumor has the power to change a girl’s life forever.
When it comes to being social, Athena Graves is far more comfortable creating a mixtape playlist than she is talking to cute boys—or anyone, for that matter. Plus her staunchly feminist views and love of punk rock aren’t exactly mainstream at St. Ann’s, her conservative Catholic high school.
Then a malicious rumor starts spreading through the halls…a rumor that her popular, pretty, pro-life sister had an abortion over the summer. A rumor that has the power to not only hurt Helen, but possibly see her expelled.
Despite their wildly contrasting views, Athena, Helen and their friends must find a way to convince the student body and the administration that it doesn’t matter what Helen did or didn’t do…even if their riot grrrl protests result in the expulsion of their entire rebel girl gang.

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